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New Alexander Skarsgard Interview

A new interview with Alex appears in DN.se. Huge thanks to Alexander Skarsgard Library for the translation and links. An excerpt of the interview is below. For the full interview please click here:

Alexander Skarsgård: “Spying Is the Ultimate Form of Acting”

by Nicholas Wennö

London. After being acclaimed for his dark role in “Big Little lies”, Alexander Skarsgård is back in the spy thriller “The Little Drummer Girl” and the drama comedy “The Hummingbird Project”. DN’s Nicholas Wennö met the Hollywood star to talk about spying, acting, bald heads and being served coffee by John le Carré.

There are no shortcuts to the perfect bald head. If anyone knows, it’s Alexander Johan Hjalmar Skarsgård. In the upcoming drama comedy “The Hummingbird Project” with Jesse Eisenberg, the Swede plays an eccentric math genius who dreams of becoming very rich by laying a fiber-optic cable from a server in Kansas to the New York Stock Exchange. For this torturous transformation, “the Swedish sex bomb” removed hair after hair for a seamless transition between his side hair and his bald head.

“This is exactly how dedicated this guy is,” said the film’s Canadian director Kim Nguyen enthusiastically in connection with a late night show at the London Film Festival.

The following day, Alexander Skarsgård is sitting in a boutique hotel in central London and he flashes the classic family grin.

“Oh, no big deal, but when I see the character in front of me, I really want to create the look. Sometimes a small detail can get everything to come off with a character. But it still ended up with us having to  make a digital edit so the transition between my hair and the bare head would look credible. Kim liked the look, but we had to persuade the financiers who wanted me to be, eh … more recognizable,” says the world’s perhaps best-known Bajen fan while sitting on a couch.

For the role of the enigmatic Israeli agent Becker in “The Little Drummer Girl” he only needed to dye his beard a bit darker. Just like millions of other John le Carré fans, he was fascinated by the moral gray scales in a treacherous world where everyone plays “the theater of the real” as one of the characters says in the series.

“Spying is the ultimate form of acting – it’s literally life and death. Unlike in a Hollywood movie, one might be killed for real if you are bad,” says Skarsgård with a dazzling smile.

John Le Carrés acclaimed original novel was published in 1983 but set four years earlier. The initial action is triggered by the event of a bomb attack against a Jewish family in Bonn’s navy diplomatic district. Israeli spy master Martin Kurtz (Michael Shannon) is flown in to investigate the terrorist attack that bears the same signature as other attacks against prominent Jews. Just like Skarsgård’s agent Becker, Kurtz has begun to doubt that the end always justifies the means – “we are surgeons not butchers.”

Sources:  Nicholas Wennö for DN.se (x, x), Translation:  Google & Babylon + Cleanup & Interpretation by The Library + Special Thanks to A_Sussan for translating two super choppy sentences! Photos: Little Drummer Girl portrait via Radio Times (x), DN.se scans via Svenska_Ettor twitter (x, x)

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Alexander Skarsgard Wins a SAG Award

Congratulations to Alexander Skarsgard for his win tonight! He won a SAG award for Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a TV Movie or Miniseries. He won for his role in HBO’s “Big Little Lies”. He looked pretty surprised to win! He did an amazing job in his role as Perry Wright but was up agains tough competition including Robert DeNiro! Alex is on a roll so far winning an Emmy, Golden Globe and now a SAG award for his role in Big Little Lies! So happy to see him win!!

 

His co-star Nicole Kidman also won a SAG for her role in Big Little Lies!

 

 

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Alexander Skarsgard Nominated for Golden Globes Award

Congratulations to Alex for his nomination for a Golden Globe award! It’s his first! His nomination is for “Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Series, Limited Series or Motion Picture made for Television

Huge congrats to he and also his cast mates from Big Little Lies. They received a total of SIX nominations! Alex has already won an Emmy for his role as Perry in Big Little Lies. Here’s hoping his winning streak continues! He did an amazing job in that role (even though we loved him but hated the character)

here are the nominations for the show “Big Little Lies” good luck to them:

Best Television Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television

Best Performance by an Actress in a Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television (Nicole Kidman, Reese Witherspoon)

Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Series, Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television (Laura Dern, Shailene Woodley)

Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Series, Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television (Alexander Skarsgård)

for the full list of nominations visit the Golden Globes site:

 

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Alexander Skarsgard Wins an Emmy

Alexander Skarsgard won an Emmy for his performance in Big Little Lies. This was his first nomination. It was awesome to see Alex win and thank his mom My who attended the awards with him. Loved seeing him holding that Emmy! Here’s to many more awards and great roles for Alex!!

Lots of great photos from the red carpet. It was great to see him and his mom!!

Great collage of the red carpet images of Alex can be found here at alexanderskarsgard library tumblr:  

ASN tumblr: 

Emmys facebook page posted this: 

Nicole won for her role! She thanked Alex in her speech. Great shot of her kissing Alex in front of her husband LOL:


The series also won an Emmy! Great to see Alex back up on the stage!

 

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Alexander Skarsgard Nominated for an Emmy

Great news today! Alexander Skarsgard has been nominated for an Emmy for his role in “Big Little Lies”. He was amazing in his role as Perry for the limited series. Keeping fingers crossed that he gets the nod when the Emmy winners are announced! The Emmys will air on September 17, 2017. Keeping fingers crossed.

 

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Alexander Skarsgard Live Interview with LA Times

Alexander Skarsgard was interviewed by LA Times during a live Facebook session. Fans were able to ask questions during this live interview discussing his role in “Big Little Lies”. This interview was part of their sessions with “Emmy contenders”. Keeping fingers crossed that yes Alex is recognized with a nomination for his work in Big Little Lies. It was definitely a role that pushed boundaries.

You can watch the full interview on this link here:

 

 

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